COVID-19 1st Vaccine Clinics; April 21 and 24

Yates County Public Health

Register today for an appointment

PENN YAN – For the week of April 19, we will be receiving only Moderna vaccine. Moderna is a two dose series and very effective. Our clinic schedule is below. Anyone 18 years and older can register. 

Yates County Farmworkers: Finger Lakes Community Health is now vaccinating farmworkers at their Penn Yan and Geneva offices.  To register for a clinic appointment at Finger Lakes Community Health, click https://www.localcommunityhealth.com/

Vaccine for 16 and 17 year olds: Currently the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine licensed for 16 and 17 year olds. CVS Pharmacy in Penn Yan has Pfizer vaccine and can vaccinate 16 & 17 year olds. To register for an appointment, go to www.cvs.com.  Many NYS run vaccination clinics use the Pfizer vaccine with Syracuse and Rochester being the closet for Yates County.  Click here to view the NYS mass vaccination clinic sites and for more information to register for an appointment. 

Two first-dose Moderna vaccine clinics will be held by Yates County Public Health Wednesday, April 21and Saturday, April 21 at the Gordmans building in the Lakes Street Plaza in Penn Yan.

YCPH Vaccine Clinics:

 Anyone 18 years and older can register for a vaccination clinic appointment. 

Type of Vaccine: Moderna 

Date of Clinic:  Wednesday, April 21st  9:30am to 11:00am 

Where: Old Gordmans Building (formerly Peebles)  254 Lake St Penn Yan

Registration Link: Click Here  (This clinic is only for first doses)

Second Dose Clinic Date will be May 19th from 1:30 to 3:30pm.  If you cannot make it to this 2nd dose clinic, please register for another first dose clinic in the near future. 

Type of Vaccine: Moderna 

Date of Clinic: Saturday, April 24th  9:00am to 10:30am 

Where: Old Gordmans Building (formerly Peebles)  254 Lake St Penn Yan

Registration Link: Click Here (This clinic is only for first doses)

Second Dose Clinic Date will be May 22nd from 9:00 to 10:30am.  If you cannot make it to this 2nd dose clinic, please register for another first dose clinic in the near future. 

* For individuals who were not able to receive their 2nd dose of Moderna at your designated clinic, you can be added to the YCPH 2nd dose waitlist by calling 315-536-5160.  Please do not register for our first dose clinic if you are in need of a 2nd dose. 

What do I need to bring to my appointment? 

• Make sure you wear a short sleeve shirt that will allow vaccinators access to your upper arm

• Bring your photo ID or drivers license/passport for proof of age and NYS residence. 

Individuals 60 years and older:  Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging and Yates County Public Health are working together to help adults 60 years and older in our community who have no internet and/or computer and are trying to find a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.  Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging will be creating a wait list for older adults who are unable to register for an appointment online due to no internet and/or computer.  Please call 315-531-3219 if you would like to be added to a waitlist.

Pharmacies are only able to vaccinate 18 years and older, P-12 school faculty and staff, and childcare workers and adults with underlying medical conditions.   Check the following pharmacy websites for vaccination appointments. 

Village Drug - Penn Yan  315-536-0100

Walgreens Pharmacy  or call 315-536-1401 after you have created your Walgreens account and the automated phone system can register you an appointment on the phone. 

CVS Pharmacy  or call 1-800-746-7287

Rite AidPenn Yan - 315-536-2446

NYS Vaccination Hotline # 1-833-697-4829 - You can call this hotline to see if you are eligible and to schedule a vaccination appointment at a NYS sponsored vaccination site.

Other websites to check for vaccination clinic information: 

Mosaic Health in Rushville  Offering Moderna vaccination appointments Monday thru Friday.  Call 585-554-4400 to schedule an appointment. 

Finger Lakes Community Health 

Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub

NYS Sponsored Vaccination Clinics information  

Finger Lakes Health

Thompson Health

Schuyler Hospital 

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs 

Yates County Vaccination Clinic FAQs                

- Do I have to have an appointment to get vaccinated?

Yes, registration is required to receive the vaccine. If someone shows up without an appointment, they will not be vaccinated. 

- How will I find out when registration for more clinics becomes available? 

Each time we receive a shipment of vaccine from the State, we will open registration for additional clinics.  We will announce registration through our website and facebook page. 

- How can people without the internet get registered for a clinic?

People without internet access should reach out to our office by phone.

We are hoping family members and friends help those without the internet as well. 

Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging and Yates County Public Health are working together to help adults 60 years and older in our community who have no internet and/or computer and are trying to find a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.  Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging will be creating a wait list for older adults who are unable to register for an appointment online due to no internet and/or computer.  Please call 315-531-3219 if you would like to be added to a waitlist.

- What do I need to bring to my appointment? 

Make sure you wear a short sleeve shirt that will allow vaccinators access to your upper arm

Bring your photo ID

Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. This may include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status. 

If you are eligible due to age, you should bring a form of ID (drivers license or passport) that includes your date of birth 

- What are some other ways I can get vaccinated? 

People 30 and older can get vaccinated by pharmacists.  

- How will I know when vaccine eligibility is expanded?

You can stay tuned to local news, NYS's website, or our website or Facebook page.  

- Do I have to pay to get the vaccine? 

No, there is no cost or co-pay for the vaccine.

- Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

No – appointments are not transferrable. If you cannot make your appointment time, you should cancel and re-register sometime in the future.

- How soon after getting vaccinated am I protected from COVID-19?

The COVID-19 vaccine, like all vaccines, does not instantly provide protection. It takes time for your immune system to respond to the vaccine and develop disease-fighting antibodies.   Two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the US require two doses, about a month apart and one vaccine requires only one dose. 

- Can you tell more about the vaccines that are currently available in the US? 

Moderna

Second dose is required 28 days after your first dose

Found to be 95% effective starting 14 days after the second dose. 

Pfizer

Second dose is required 21 days after your first dose

Found to be 95% effective starting 7 days after the second dose.

Janssen and Janssen ( J&J)

Only one dose is required. 

Found to be 67% effective at preventing moderate to severe illness starting 14 days after vaccination and 85% effective 28 days after vaccination. 

- What should I expect after I get vaccinated?

You will need to wait for 15 minutes after you get your vaccine.  

Like all vaccines and other medications, there is a chance you might experience some symptoms after you get it.  There is a possibility that you might feel some fatigue or some pain or muscle soreness at the injection site - you could even have a fever. These are signs that the vaccine is working, and your immune system is responding to the vaccine and learning how to fight off the virus.  Mild pain relievers should help you feel better. If you don't feel better within two or three days, you should follow up with your doctor

- How will I get my second dose of vaccine? 

People will be expected to get their second dose of vaccine through the same vaccinator that provided their first dose. You will receive information on how to schedule your second dose at your appointment for your first dose.

- After I get my COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to wear a mask, social distance, and wash my hands? 

Yes – for now you will need to continue to wear a mask and social distance – even after you get your second dose. Medical experts are still looking at the data before deciding to change recommendations related to masks and social distancing. 

Medical researchers know that after two doses of the vaccine, the vaccinated person is protected from getting sick with COVID-19. They are still figuring out whether it stops someone from being able to spread it to others if they get COVID-19 and don’t have any symptoms. How many people end up getting vaccinated will also impact when and how the recommendations are changed.

In terms of following good hand hygiene, it’s always important to wash your hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, before and after eating, and at other key times. Good hand hygiene helps stop the spread of all sorts of illnesses.